Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #69.

Today’s selection truly zeroes in on my recurring theme of “the little things can make all the difference in the world.” A wise man once said, “It is better to look good than to feel good”. But I say, “Why … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #70.

Your mother may have warned you about them, and she may very well have been right (to a degree) but like all childhood warnings, there are a few different ways to interpret, “Don’t talk to strangers”. #70: Everyone You Haven’t … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #71.

For thousands of years It’s been hailed as the most important meal of the day and it is, but not just for the reasons you may be thinking of. What? How do you know the ancient Mesopotamians weren’t scarfing down … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #72.

Well, I’m twenty-eight posts into this sucker and I have to admit… I’m wavering; coming up with one hundred reasons to embrace life over death is proving more difficult than I ever would have imagined. This is a job for … Continue reading

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The Bellman Chronicles Revisited.

I haven’t written much about my life in the hospitality trenches lately so here’s a brief look into my world. As a bellman I have one goal to achieve while I’m on a call (in lay terms that refers to … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #73.

They say laughter is the best medicine and while I’d rather have an actual MD work on me the next time I fall off a sawhorse (don’t ask) rather than Steve Martin, there’s no denying the metaphysical healing power of … Continue reading

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Why “A PROMISE OF LIGHT”, Should Matter To You.

To suggest that my dear departed friend and fellow bellman, Rockin’ Ronnie, and I have worked with quite a cast of characters over the years is like suggesting Lizzie Borden was merely “acting out”. No, we haven’t worked alongside any … Continue reading

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